Since 2012, a commission led by Ernest J. Wilson III, dean of the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and Wang Jisi, then dean of the Peking University School for International Studies, have led a distinguished bi-national commission of scholars, former officials, and businesspeople in an investigation of how to best improve U.S.-China understanding. Such understanding is essential if we are to reduce our differences and work together to address pressing problems.
By Justin Berman. Photography by James Bollen.
Originally published by U Magazine
From 1996 to 2013, a Freeman Foundation-funded program brought 197 Chinese scholars to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and afforded them a unique program of cultural and academic experiences.
Andrew Shirman, a former volunteer with Teach for China, describes a cooperative effort to bring much needed glasses to students in poor areas of rural China.